Nick Cave @ Indigo: photo by Michael Ligon
The interminably nice although sharply witted Nick Cave stopped by Indigo Books and Music in the Eaton Centre a few nights ago for a Q & A with Edge 102.1's Alan Cross and to sign copies of his newest novel "The Death of Bunny Munro". Although casually familiar with his music, I've never delved into his catalogue with any pointed effort so it was really more curiosity that drew me to stop by for his appearance at Indigo. A deeply committed fanbase (many which were in a lineup that wrapped around the edge of the store, waiting to eventually get their copies of Nick's new book signed) and other curiosity seekers made for a good turnout for the event. Mr. Cave proved himself to be higly personable taking the time to speak, take photos, accept gifts, and sign copies of his book for fans.
Although Mr. Cave's a long way from being a tech-head [he not jokingly it seemed asked the audience what an iPhone 'app' was] he did go as far as to release an Enhanced Edition for iPhone of his new book as he mentioned at Indigo. The Enhanced Edition's features include giving users the option to hear him read the novel or listen to a soundtrack created by Nick and Bad Seed Warren Ellis.
Alan Cross' had a lengthier conversation with Nick for Explore Music, although I'd presume some of those same questions were asked/answered during the Indigo appearance.
eye's Stuart Berman provides more detailed coverage of the event. The Savvy Reader was also there.
Photos: Nick Cave @ Indigo Books and Music - Eaton Centre (September 16, 2009)
Myspace: Nick Cave